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Taliban have burnt ALP personnel’s bodies, police claim

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Taliban have burnt ALP personnel’s bodies, police claim

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Sep 06, 2018 - 12:02

TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have burnt the bodies of eight policemen after killing them in the Khwaja Ghar district of northern Takhar province.

Police spokesman Khalil Aseer told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants attacked Afghan Local Police (ALP) check-post in the Kandahari village of the district late on Wednesday night.

Eight policemen, including checkpoint commander Juma Gul, were killed, he said, adding the attackers later set alight all the bodies of the ALP members and took away seven Kalashnikovs and one machine gun.

Meanwhile, Taliban confirmed the Khwaja Ghar attack. Zabihullah Mujahid, the group’s spokesman, said nine policemen were killed in the overnight assault. However, he denied burning of the bodies.

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